Students at Claremont School of Theology have the unique opportunity to study in an internationally renowned setting for higher education. The city of Claremont — with five undergraduate colleges, four graduate schools, a major research library for humanities and social sciences, and numerous research centers — is an intellectual hub in Southern California that draws top students, faculty, and guest speakers from around the world. As a student at Claremont School of Theology, you can join in, and contribute to, this lively and vibrant educational community.

But is the School all head and no heart?

Yes, Claremont School of Theology has a long and well-earned reputation for being a leading-edge, intellectually rigorous theological school. But Claremont’s professors focus on religion and culture, in all times and iterations, to best prepare leaders to meet the very real needs of a global and religiously diverse world.

The head serves the heart, and the heart guides the head.

So we invite you to explore these degree programs and the faculty who teach in them. And then decide for yourself if Claremont is right for you.

Degree Programs

Claremont School of Theology offers graduate degrees that focus on ministerial and theological education in the Christian tradition. The degrees are suited for students seeking formation and education as ministers, lay leaders, educators, counselors, activists, and scholars in primarily Christian contexts.

How Courses are Taught

Instruction takes place with student and instructor physically present in the room, face-to-face.  The course may use web/technology enhancements, but will be primarily classroom-based.  When online resources are used they do not reduce classroom time.
Classes gather face-to-face over a short period of time, usually 1 or 2 weeks.  Almost all instruction is classroom-based, engaged in these intensive periods.  Web and technology enhancements will probably be used, along with a small amount of instruction done online.
Instruction and learning take place online.  There are no class sessions with students and instructor physically present in one room, face-to-face.  Learning may be synchronous or asynchronous
A course with a week of intensive sessions plus online learning.
A course that meet 3 to 7 times on campus, on different days, plus online learning.

CST is proud to partner with the Chaplaincy Innovation Lab

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The Chaplaincy Innovation Lab is a think tank that supports research, teaching, and the provision of spiritual care in a range of settings.